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                 Memo to America's Community-Organizer-In ChiefAND THIS CAMPAIGN-FUNDS HUSTLER WAS ALLEGEDLY A HARVARD LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR?

Straight from the sober folks at the Wall Street Journal, here’s a rational explanation of why Barack Obama often feels compelled to mimic the language of the “bad-asses” of the hood:

This op-ed was written by Dan Henninger and recently appeared on the Journal’s editorial page.

And here it is, “cut-and-pasted” in its entirety, immediately below … please read it, and wonder just what kind of weirdo is America’s first black president:

SO LE’T READ THIS OP-ED, WHICH YOU’VE JUST WRITTEN THE EQUIVALENT OF AN EDITORIAL TO INTRODUCE

TALKIN’ OBAMA BLUES
— OBAMA’S WORDS CAN MOVE FACTIONS, BUT NOT A PEOPLE

By Dan Henningger, Wall Street Journal, August 2 2014

“We tortured some folks.”
—President Barack Obama

“And then he said: ‘It’s important for us not to feel too sanctimonious in retrospect about the tough job that those folks had.’

“In short, our ‘folks’ tortured their ‘folks.’

“One would not go so far as to call this moral equivalence. But as a statement of the presidential mind, it’s awfully confusing.

“Mr. Obama made these remarks last week in advance of the release of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s contested congressional report on Bush-era enhanced-interrogation techniques of al Qaeda captives after the 9/11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

“This week’s Wall Street Journal/NBC poll recorded its lowest approval rating to date for Mr. Obama—40%.

“Even recent, positive numbers on the economy produced no presidential lift; most respondents think the U.S. has become another dead-in-the-water Japan.

“Why the long downhill slide for the Obama presidency?

“Short answer: He has talked his way into it.

“How could it be otherwise? Can there have been another president from whom has poured forth more words while standing at a public podium?

“After what Mr. Obama himself might call a whole lot of listening, the American people are pulling back from a president they don’t fully understand. They’ve learned they can’t ever be sure of what exactly he’s asking them to sign on to. And so they are signing off from the Obama presidency.

“In a speech last year, Mr. Obama announced the war on terror is over, and that he would adjust our anti-terror policies to reflect that reality. Then he said in the same speech that the U.S. ‘is at war with al Qaeda’ and the Taliban.

PRESS REPORTS ON THE SPEECH SAID EVEN THE PRESIDENT’S OWN PEOPLE WEREN’T SURE WHAT THE NEW POLICY WAS.

“ObamaCare, whatever it is now, isn’t what Mr. Obama’s public comments said it would be.

“He says what the U.S. did to its captured 9/11 terrorists was ‘torture,’ but our torturers are basically good guys.

“Barack Obama has been talking like this for a lifetime.

“Just before the freshman Illinois senator announced his candidacy for the presidency in February 2007, New York Times reporter, Jodi Kantor, wrote what remains an essential piece to understanding the Obama political persona.

“The article was about Mr. Obama’s years in the 1990s at Harvard Law School, where he became president of the Law Review. ‘Mr. Obama cast himself as an eager listener,’ Ms. Kantor wrote, ‘sometimes giving warring classmates the impression that he agreed with all of them at once.’

“She described an incident involving a bitter dispute among students and faculty over the notion of critical-race theory, which was taught at Harvard Law. This is the idea that the law—and much else—is perpetually biased against blacks.

“When Mr. Obama finished addressing both angry sides, according to law professor Charles Ogletree, ‘Everyone was nodding, Oh, he agrees with me.’

“This facility is what Mr. Obama described to Harry Reid as his ‘GIFT’. But is it?

“At the end of the Times article was a comment that was worth filing about the aborning Obama candidacy. Ron Klain, who preceded Mr. Obama at Harvard Law by several years and later was chief of staff for both Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, remarked: ‘The interesting caveat is that is ”a style of leadership more effective running a law review
than running a country … or the world!’

“If you were Angela Merkel, the Ukrainians or even Wall Street Democrats, there was a time when you had to be thinking, ‘Oh, he agrees with me.’ Until they and others figured out they were on their own, because Mr. Obama wasn’t actually agreeing with them on anything recognizable.

“The Obama gift is, or was, empathy. Every politician since Julius Caesar has known how to do empathy. Bill Clinton summited empathy’s Everest with, ‘I feel your pain.’ But the Obama style of empathy hasn’t matched the office he achieved.

“It started with all those weird, dropped ‘g’s.’ A cranial gong goes off when Barack Obama starts droppin’ ‘g’s.’

The American president who is seen discoursing eloquently at the African leaders summit hits the stump and suddenly he sounds like Gabby Hayes. ‘Folks like you are havin’ a hard time makin’ it when the wealthiest are grabbin’ it all in for themselves.’

“What is worse, Mr. Obama has used his empathy gift only in one direction—to animate his base against opponents. It worked for him. He won re-election.

“But the way Mr. Obama talks, and talks, has diminished his authority and credibility. The U.S. has a president who is capable of moving factions with words, but not a people. This is a president without a presidential vocabulary.

“The 44th president in Kansas City last week: ‘Stop bein’ mad all the time. Stop just hatin’ all the time.’ He is a politician talking his way to an approval rating in the presidential red zone that lies below 40…..”
MY OWN RESPONSE TO THIS “WALL STREET JOURNAL” OP-ED

On June 30th, that day’s Gallup press release metaphorically screamed:

AMERICANS LOSING CONFIDENCE IN ALL BRANCHES OF U.S. GOV’T
— Confidence hits six-year low for presidency; record lows for Supreme Court, Congress.”

According to Gallup spokesperson, Justin McCarthy, Americans’ confidence in all three branches of the U.S. government had fallen, reaching record lows for (1) the Supreme Court (30%); (2) Congress (7%); and A SIX-YEAR LOW FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA (29%) — down seven percentage points from the previous rating of 36%.

Goodness! This is used-car-salesmen territory!

But then again, how many Americans would NOW trust Barack Obama enough, to buy a used car from him — he would likely be flogging a used Buick

WHAT ABOUT THAT WEEK’S LATEST QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL?

And while were referencing that week’s opinion polls, it hard not to mention the results of the previous day’s Quinnipiac poll – which reported that respondents (many of them liberal Democrats) rated Barack Obama as the worst president since World War II (beating out George W. Bush & Jimmy Carter for the top spot in this presidential-losers race).

YES, WE HAVE MORE TO SAY

But were still not quite finished yet …

TEA PARTY AND TEABAGGERS
In the wake of the 2008 presidential election, numerous small groups began to organize around the idea of promoting a policy agenda which stressed, among others, the following guiding principles: (a) shrinking the size of government; (b) returning to the traditional family values of the past; (c) reinvigorating traditional constitutional law as envisaged by the founding fathers (checks & balances between all three branches of government); (d) reviving free-enterprise capitalism as originally espoused by Adam Smith — particularly reducing taxes; and [perhaps most important] (e) emphasizing the primacy of the rule of law in interactions between government & citizens – protecting the constitutional right of ordinary citizens to be free from government interference in their lives (including restrictions on the use of executive authority by the White House).

 

Just as important, in July 2010, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MO) created the House Tea Party Caucus, effectively incorporating the Tea Party movement into the institutional structure of the Republican Party.

 

And thanks to these kind of developments, the Republicans won a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2010 national elections — with much of their their success directly attributed (by friends & foes) to the participation of the TEA PARTY movement.

 

TEABAGGERS?

And what was the response of the liberal democratic elite to the ascendancy of the Tea Party movement in American politics?

In my opinion, to revert to the bitter, condescending name calling which recently had become typical of their ilk.

For example, as early as April 2009, anchors on CNN and MSNBC took to using the pejorative term “teabaggers” to make fun of Tea Party members (who didn’t reside in the enlightened urban meccas of Washington, New York City or California’s “left coast”).

And in November 2013, President Barack Obama even used the vulgar expression, “tea-baggers”, to refer to Tea Party members, in a letter he wrote to a Texas grade school teacher.

Whether the president actually knew the origin of this sexual slang term is unknown.

But regardless, according to several online dictionaries, a “tea bagger” is slang for: a person who “tea-bags” a sexual partner.

And if you’re easily freaked out, please skip the following dictionary description of what “tea bagging” is:

A slang term for the sexual act of a man placing his scrotum in the mouth of a willing sexual partner for pleasure, or onto the face or head of another person (so called because of its resemblance to the custom of dipping of a tea bag into a cup of hot water as a method of brewing tea).

Talk about smug elitist presidential arrogance and political mud slinging!

Finally, to document just how distanced the Obama White House has become from the folks in “flyover country”, let’s just quickly review the recent coincidental loss of hundreds of e-mails documenting the targeting (unconstitutional persecution) of conservative groups by the IRS for many years.

Obviously, fearing the ignorant American masses will rise up in election protest, if they find out the truth, this executive branch of government (ultimately answerable to the president) ridiculously claimed that it had accidentally lost all the relevant e-mail messages & printouts of IRS bully girl, Lois “I Take The Fifth” Lerner.

As Charles Krauthammer nastily commented on this IRS revelation: “These guys are living on a different planet. They [Congress] asked for this information a year ago, and it’s now discovered that it is all lost …

[Continued Krauthammer:] “Nixon lost EIGHTEEN MINUTES [of audio tapes]; Obama has now lost TWO YEARS of emails.

“And [finally Krauthammer concluded:] one thing that people don’t remember is that the second article of IMPEACHMENT for RICHARD NIXON was the ABUSE of the IRS to pursue political enemies … this is a HIGH CRIME; this is NOT A TRIVIALITY.”

YES AND EVERYBODY KNOWS

And now in honor of the strange, distanced dunderhead in the White House, let’s break out in song, singing Leonard Cohen’s classic musical tribute to global corruption, “Everybody Knows”:

“Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

“Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows

“Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you’ve been faithful
Ah give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you’ve been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet

“Without your clothes

“And everybody knows

“Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

“Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

“And everybody knows that it’s now or never
Everybody knows that it’s me or you
And everybody knows that you live forever
Ah when you’ve done a line or two
Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old Black Joe’s still pickin’ cotton
For your ribbons and bows
And everybody knows

“And everybody knows that the Plague is coming
Everybody knows that it’s moving fast
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past
Everybody knows the scene is dead
But there’s gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows

“And everybody knows that you’re in trouble
Everybody knows what you’ve been through
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
To the beach of Malibu
Everybody knows it’s coming apart
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
Before it blows
And everybody knows

“Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

“Oh everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

“Everybody knows…

AND HOW ABOUT THE ACTUAL AUDIO RENDITION BY LEONARD COHEN HIMSELF?

And if you’d like to hear Canada’s troubadour of trouble, Leonard Cohen, sing this cynical song, please open the Web link immediately below, or cut & paste it into your Web browser’s Internet navigation pane:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F8QM3tjkTE

[Murray Soupcoff is editor and co-author of “Good Buy Canada” and author of “Canada 1984”.

He was a founding member (and senior partner) of Ian Sone & Associates Ltd -- Canada’s first independent social-research company specializing in the evaluations of federal, provincial & municipal government projects in Canada.

He is also the publisher of the FREE “Soupcoff Report” investment newsletter, whose distribution is partly subsidized by paid subscriptions from former research clients.

You can e-mail Murray Soupcoff at: murraysoupcoff@rogers.com]

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